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How do you get the coins out of these 1976-S silver proof capsules?

davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,458 ✭✭✭✭✭

I have been trying, but they seem to be sealed very well.
My slab cracking technique might not work without damaging coin. Got any secrets?


  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 44,829 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Go around the seam on the edge with an X-acto knife or a similar sharp blade and then gently and carefully pry it apart. The capsule halves are a friction fit.

    Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PerryHall nailed it.... best method I have found. Just be careful with the X-acto blade... Cheers, RickO

  • TurtleCatTurtleCat Posts: 4,583 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You may not but... if you're planning on submitting them then leave them as-is and the TPG can crack it out for you.

  • CryptoCrypto Posts: 3,118 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 15, 2021 9:45AM

    Hammer! I kid i kid

    One of my earlier memories of anything let alone coins was playing with those as my brother (born 76) got a ton as birth gifts. One of the halves opened naturally and I got a bunch of prints on the mirrors and my brother started crying and I got in trouble

  • OldEastsideOldEastside Posts: 4,602 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I use M-80's on those............it's a blast..........but only on the 4th of July
    I'm kidding......it's a joke son.......pay no attention to the man behind the curtain :smiley:


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  • GRANDAMGRANDAM Posts: 8,275 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Put on a hard surface,,,,, tap on the seam with a hammer,,,,, don't get carried away and you will be fine.

    GrandAm :)

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